I bought this album on vinyl in the early sixties, when as a teenager, I acquired my first stereo system. In fact, it was the first vinyl I bought, so I MEMORIZED it! Later in the university, I was blessed to have as an orchestra conductor and teacher, Geoffrey Gilbert, who was Beecham's first flautist for some thirty years. So, I felt that I got to know Sir Thomas personally. I this recording I hear so many of his hallmarks: the graceful turns of phrase, the attention to tiny details, allowing the composer to speak, dynamic contrasts, and humour. This is not Toscanini, but it is beautifully played and conceived. I highly recommend it to all.